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Algarve

Impressive diverse coastlines in the south of Portugal

The land of seafarers, explorers and sunshine has everything imaginable for us cyclists for a successful cycle tour: stunning beaches, dreamy villages on the edge of the cycle path, lonely bays, thousands of sunbeams and an infectious joie de vivre. There is hardly another place where activity and relaxation can be combined so well as on a cycle tour in the beautiful Algarve! And there’s something for foodies here too! On your marks, get set…off to Portugal!

Details about the cycle tour from Sagres to Vila Real

The small, delightful coastal town of Sagres with its impressive fortress is the starting point for our cycle tour along the Algarve. From here you will explore what is probably the sunniest coast in Europe and come across some of the most interesting stages, lonely bays and romantic sunsets. Take advantage of every opportunity you have to take a cooling dip in the sea or relax on a beach. Via Lagos, Portimao, Albufeira, Faro and Tavira and you finally get to Vila Real de Santo Antonio, near the border with Spain.

The highlights of the cycle tour in the Algarve at a glance

  • Lagos: In the 14th and 15th centuries, the small port town of Lagos was the starting point for many voyages of discovery such as by Vasco da Gama. Several museums still commemorate this glorious time.
  • Capela dos ossos: The small chapel in Faro, which was built from bones and over 1200 monk skulls, is supposed to remind us of the transience of man.
  • Squid in Tavira: The area around Tavira is known for its delicious squid dishes. Let yourself be pampered in a small inn!

Useful information about cycling in the Algarve

Our cycle tour in the sunny Algarve can be classified as moderately difficult. The daily stages vary between 30 and 50 kilometres and lead you to your beautiful destination on slightly hilly cycle paths! The wonderful beaches and the proximity to the sea certainly bring the relaxation factor! Look forward to active days and complete relaxation in the Algarve!

Medium
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
Sylvia Dubsky
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Itinerary

Individual arrival in Sagres. Discover the coastal town with its impressive fortress or enjoy the nearby beaches.

Starting point of today’s cycling tour: the famous Cape St. Vincent lighthouse at the most southwestern point of continental Europe. Enjoy great views from the top of the cliffs, which rise 75m above the sea. On your bicycle you will pass green fields and gentle hills with pinewood until you reach the fishing village of Salema. Next stop is Burgauer beach, also well-known as Portuguese Santorini. Further to the famous Ponta da Piedade, a natural heritage with steep cliffs, one of the most famous postcard pictures of the Algarve. You will stay overnight in the harbour town of Lagos, which played a key roll in the age of Portuguese discoveries.

On cycle paths you will reach Meia beach, where you will have the first possibility to swim in the sea today. During low tide you can watch countless clammers searching for delicacies. In Odiáxere you should visit the church from the 16th century. In Alvor you can explore the market Morabito de São Pedro and stroll along the small alleys. Feel free to make a break in one of the typical restaurants to taste fresh fish dishes. Go further along the coast with fantastic viewpoints. Enjoy Praia da Rocha beach shortly before Portimao, your town to stay overnight.

At the beginning you will cycle on a riverside cycle path at Arade river. On the opposite site the village Ferragudo is located with its beautiful church and fantastic view onto the river outfall. On secondary roads and paths you will cycle through olive, cypress, orange, pine, fig and cork oak trees. In Lagoa you can taste traditional Portuguese pastries and visit the chapel of Senhora da Rocha, a cultic site for Visigoths and Muslims, which sits enthroned on a cliff above the sea. Enjoy the many beaches in Armação de Pêra and choose the best one for yourself. Birdwatching can be done in the laguna of Salgados. You will stay overnight in lively Albufeira, one of the most famous holiday resorts of the Algarve.

In the fishing village of Olhos de Água your first stop could be the fine sandy beach. Cycle through an area with pine, olive, cork oak, palms and some carob trees and enjoy the fresh sea breeze. Vilamoura has one of the biggest marinas of Portugal. In Quarteira you can visit the market for fish and regional products and you can cycle around the lagoon of Foz do Almargem. The nature park of Ria Formosa, one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal, offers a huge variety of bird species. In the fishing village of Praia de Faro traditions were kept and stayed alive until today. The stage will end in the marina of Faro, the capital of the Algarve. The arch and the cathedral are some of the highlights you can visit in the famous old town.

Towards Olhão you will cycle through the nature park of Ria Formosa, pass salt pans and look out for the islands in front of the coast. Visit the busy Mercado Municipal in Olhão. The route to Tavira leads you through landscapes with olive and fig trees, pines and cacti. In the fishing village of Fuseta the typical white houses with terraces await you. Enjoy the traditional cuisine of this region, most famous for calamari dishes. The stage ends on the roman bridge in the centre of Tavira. Some of the highlights are the beautiful palace, the church of Misericórdia and the Camera Obscura.

Today’s roundtrip starts in Tavira, one of the most beautiful and typical towns of the Algarve. From the roman bridge you will cycle along the nature park of Ria Formosa with its lagoon to Cabanas de Tavira. You will have several beaches on your way. Further through the pinewood at Monte Gordo beach and the dune forest of Vila Real de Santo António until you reach Guadiana river, the natural border between Portugal and Spain. Cycle along the Portuguese riverside. The square of Marquês de Pombal is the towns landmark. Go back to Tavira with the bicycle or train (not incl.)

Tourencharakter

You will cycle on country lanes, secondary roads and newly built cycle paths (mostly unpaved) through the flat and slightly hilly coastal region or the hinterland. Partly on roads with moderate traffic.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Sagres
  Season 1
01.02.2021 - 19.03.2021
06.11.2021 - 30.11.2021

Arrival daily
Season 2
20.03.2021 - 28.05.2021
02.10.2021 - 05.11.2021

Arrival daily
Season 3
29.05.2021 - 25.06.2021
04.09.2021 - 01.10.2021

Arrival daily
Season 4
26.06.2021 - 03.09.2021

Arrival daily
Algarve, 8 days, Sagres - Tavira, PO-PORSV-08X
Base price
749.00
949.00
1,139.00
1,339.00
Surcharge half board 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 259.00 259.00 259.00 259.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 419.00 649.00 849.00

Category: 4****-hotels

Season 1
Feb 1, 2021 - Mar 19, 2021
Nov 6, 2021 - Nov 30, 2021
Arrival daily
Season 2
Mar 20, 2021 - May 28, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Nov 5, 2021
Arrival daily
Season 3
May 29, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021
Arrival daily
Season 4
Jun 26, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
Arrival daily
Algarve, 8 days, Sagres - Tavira, PO-PORSV-08X
Base price
Surcharge half board 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge single room
749.00
259.00
299.00
949.00
259.00
419.00
1,139.00
259.00
649.00
1,339.00
259.00
849.00

Category: 4****-hotels

Season 1
Feb 1, 2021 - Mar 19, 2021
Nov 6, 2021 - Nov 30, 2021
Season 2
Mar 20, 2021 - May 28, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Nov 5, 2021
Season 3
May 29, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021
Season 4
Jun 26, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
Sagres
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Tavira
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
69.00
59.00
49.00
35.00
69.00
59.00
49.00
35.00
79.00
59.00
85.00
55.00
115.00
99.00
95.00
69.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Sagres
  Season 1
Feb 1, 2021 - Mar 19, 2021
Nov 6, 2021 - Nov 30, 2021

Arrival daily
Season 2
Mar 20, 2021 - May 28, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Nov 5, 2021

Arrival daily
Season 3
May 29, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021

Arrival daily
Season 4
Jun 26, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021

Arrival daily
Sagres
Double room p. P. 69.00 69.00 79.00 115.00
Surcharge single room 59.00 59.00 59.00 99.00
Tavira
Double room p. P. 49.00 49.00 85.00 95.00
Surcharge single room 35.00 35.00 55.00 69.00
Filter
E-Bike
129.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Well developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • Rental bike
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  •  Transfer from airport Faro to the hotel in Sagres EUR 100 per transfer (1-4 persons) or EUR 130 per transfer (5-8 persons), reservation neccessary, to be paid in advance
  • Transfer from the hotel in Tavira to Faro airport EUR 40 per transfer (1-4 persons) or EUR 60 per transfer (5-8 persons), reservation neccessary, to be paid in advance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Faro airport

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Sylvia Dubsky
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Sylvia Dubsky, Travel specialist
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